Kali Prasad Gadiraju
EThames College, Hyderabad
Mr. Kali Prasad Gadiraju, Chairman of EThames College, Hyderabad is a visionary who ardently follows the mission of building a world-class higher education brand focused on gifting great talent to the professional services industry.
Mr. Gadiraju has spent about 35 years in reputed professional services firms. During his stint in EY for 23 years, he gained expertise in Internal Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Governance not only as SME but also as an efficient leader. He is renowned as a leader capable of building practices at a Solution Level (GRC), Industry Level (Healthcare) and Area Level (Hyderabad, India). He has made the Internal Audit Services practice of EY the largest and the number one practice in India. His healthcare practice for EY also gained national prominence. He has a pivotal role in building EY Hyderabad into the number one firm in the market within the big 4 in just a few years after taking over as the OMP.
He is a Certified Internal Auditor from IIA-The Institute of Internal Auditors (USA), Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA (USA), and Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) USA.
Mr. Gadiraju is actively associated with TiE, Confederation of Indian Industry, FICCI, and CEO Clubs. He is the co-founder and former president of ISACA, New Delhi Chapter and former President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, India Chapter.
There is a significant gap between what the academic institutions are teaching and what the industry is looking for from the graduating students. The key reasons for this gap are that even the best academic institutions are:
- Not able to catchup with the ever changing industry requirements
- Mostly focused on academic excellence and not exposing the students to the real time problems and application of knowledge.
- Trying to produce generalists whereas industry is looking for specialists.
At ethames our vision is to change this paradigm by redesigning our curriculum and teaching methodologies to remove this gap and make our students fully ready for taking the executive roles in the corporates and perform well. we have internship opportunities available to the students throughout the year.
The courses and the curriculum are designed for:
- Making every student a specialist in her/his chosen area
- Bringing transformational changes in the Personality of the Students
- Providing experiential learning through industry connect
- Making truly global education accessible to every student of EThames.
- This will make the students graduating out of ethames sought after by the industry and they become competent, confident and committed professionals.
Our endeavour is to make ethames as the best place for business studies.